Cynthia Bater, program administrator for Linked Learning and Career Pathways in the High School Office, was invited by the Washington, D.C.-based Education Writers Association to speak at their recent conference in Chicago. The conference theme was “Education and the American Dream: Pathways from High School to College and Careers.” Bater spoke on “Mapping Career Pathways in High School.” Afterward, a reporter wrote, “I really appreciated this crash-course on the high school to post-secondary transition. I'm already using the information here to evaluate programs I run across, come up with story ideas and inform my work.”
Wilson High School senior Gabriel Sanders was awarded a four-year, full tuition scholarship from the Posse Foundation to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits, and trains students with extraordinary leadership potential for this scholarship. Sanders underwent a series of panel interviews with Posse officials and staff of the University of Wisconsin. His goals include studying political science, attending law school and then pursuing a career in criminal law and/or environmental justice.